GAME keen on kiosks

In further evidence that GAME is looking to ramp up its pre-owned offering, MCV can reveal that the retailer is trialling US-style kiosks that could allow customers to rent, buy and even trade-in video games.

GAME CEO Lisa Morgan told MCV that trial kiosks were now in certain UK stores.

"We have some trials running in the UK at the moment," she said. "We are a business that trials lots of different initiatives for our customers and sees how they respond."

Such kiosks have taken off in the US, with Best Buy and Walmart already testing them. Last month, Blockbuster said that it may be forced to close up to 960 US outlets by the end of next year – but that it planned to have 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks open in the same time.

The kiosks represent the best chance for big box stores to gain share of used games without managing the logistical challenges,” said Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian.

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